Staff Members with ACPFG

Sharma, Niharika
PositionBioinformatics Officer
Phone+61 8 8313 7169
Research Interests

Transcriptomics, Next generation sequencing, System biology.


Niharika obtained her Bachelors (Hons.) degree in Biotechnology at Amity Institute of Biotechnology (India). She completed her Masters in Bioinformatics and M.Phil in Plant Molecular Biology at University of Delhi, India. Then, she moved to Australia to pursue PhD at University of Melbourne where she investigated developmental dynamics of male and female gametophyte transcriptome in Marchantia polymorha using RNA-Seq approach. With background of computational biology and plant molecular biology, she joined ACPFG in 2014 and her current research is focussed on transcriptomics of cereal crops for abiotic stress tolerance.


Sharma N, Jung C-H, Bhalla PL, Singh MB (2014). RNA Sequencing Analysis of the Gametophyte Transcriptome from the Liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97497. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097497.

Sharma N, Bhalla PL, Singh MB (2013). Transcriptome-wide profiling and expression analysis of transcription factor families in a liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha. BMC Genomics 14:915. doi:0.1186/1471-2164-14-915.

Sharma N (2013). Exploring Marchantia transcriptome to identify genes contributing to sexual reproduction using mRNA-SEQ. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 125.1/2: 72.

Sharma R, Agarwal P, Ray S, Deveshwar P, Sharma P, Sharma N, Nijhawan A, Jain M, Singh AK, Singh VP, Khurana JP, Tyagi AK, Kapoor S (2012). Functional & Integrative Genomics 12(2): 229-48. doi:10.1007/s10142-012-0274-3.

Sharma N, Russell SD, Bhalla PL, Singh MB (2011). Putative cis-regulatory elements in genes highly expressed in rice sperm cells. BMC Research Notes 4:319. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-319.

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